Thanks for the question. I've been bought routes and for me the local pro worked the best. I had one lesson and it fixed my problem. Yes finding someone that fits well with you is key. Also I started working on my short game the most since it was the best way to improve the quickest. As they say "A chip and a putt". Good luck and it's not how you drive but how you arrive.
As this is my second season of golf I decided to get a teacher to help I really want to get from 20 to 15 handicap by year end. I met with several teachers an basically interviewed with questions an personality mach. I took my first lesson today an he had me tweak my grip an talked to me about lengthing my backswing. It took about the whole hour but i seen on video the difference just gonna take work lol
I've seen on tv where people send in video of their swing and some pro analizes, points out all the this and that that's wrong, comes up with fixes............I think that could work 1 in a 100
@Jeremy1313Since you're just starting the pro will be starting at the beginning(or at least should)
You should get someone to video your lessons, especially your view of getting a grip. Get some swing video, and get pro comments on it, the pro may have video equipment just for this.
Then keep these beginning videos and watch'm when things are going wrong. I have "Golf My Way" by Jack N. starts with grip and goes thru hitting draw and fade.....watched it about a million times.
@X20 The first thing he had me do was grip the club, an he had me weaken my grip back to more neutral, he said I had a very strong grip. Without seeing me swing he said bet your miss is left witch it is. An he does video the lessons an sends emails to me to watch afterwards. I just took one so far as we worked on grip an me finishing or lengthing my backswing. He drew lines on the video an added comments for me to see an read. Really looking forward to working with him an seeing if the results as I go forward. Thanks for the advice though I will maybe post some video once I get to hitting more balls.
I've only been playing golf for a few years now and have found some great online videos from people that have helped me a lot. Every in person lesson I've had didn't seem to be very helpful. I shoot in the 90's right now from the ladies' tee.
@bsummers81 A good in person lesson should be like a interview process at first to see if the teaching style matches your learning style. I am new to golf only having played last year so I know how you feel about getting better. Hope you keep improving an play your best this year.